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Conference Program can be downloaded here.
Poster Session Program can be downloaded here

BUS SCHEDULE between several hotels and Conference Venue

The International Symposium on Systems with Fast Ionic Transport (ISSFIT) conferences have been held every two or three years since the origin in 1985. This Symposium is the 12th in a series of Symposia, which presents and discusses on recent advances in solid electrolyte materials. Previous conferences were held: Smolenice (1985 and 1988), Holzhau (1991), Warsaw (1994 and 1998), Cracow (2001), Bled (2004) (detailed description by G.A. Tsirlina and Yu.A.Dobrovol'skii), Vilnius (2007), Riga (2010), Chernogolovka (2012), Gdansk (2014).

The goals of the ISSFIT are to promote the science and technology related to all aspects of ionic and electronic transport in solid, condensed matter, and to provide regular international and interdisciplinary forum for scientists to present their new findings and review the recent advances in theory, measurement techniques, synthesis, characterization, and applications of solid electrolyte materials.

The conference covers the following topics:

a. Mixed Ionic-Electronic Conductors and devices based on them;
b. Intercalated Materials;
c. Crystalline Electrolytes;
d. Polymer and Glassy Electrolytes;
e. Ion Selective Membranes;
f. Nanostructured Materials;
g. Solid Electrolyte Batteries;
h. Fuel Cells;
i. Electrocatalysis;
j. Surface Exchange Reactions;
k. Solid Electrolyte Sensors;
m. Devices and Technology.



International Advisory Conference Committee




12th International Symposium on Systems with Fast Ionic Transport is organized by:


Organizing committee:
  • Giedrius Laukaitis (KTU, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Science), Conference chairman
  • Kristina Bočkutė (KTU, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Science)
  • Brigita Abakevičienė (KTU, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Science)
  • Mantas Sriubas (KTU, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Science) 
  • Tomas Šalkus (VU, Faculty of Physics)


Kaunas University of Technology
Studentu st. 50-243
51368 Kaunas



Information for authors and presenters

Call for papers

Conference participants are kindly invited to submit their original research papers to the journal of Solid State Ionics (SSI). Manuscripts should be formatted according to journal’s guidelines and will be fully peer-reviewed according to SSI standards.

Articles should contain a note in the Letter to Editor attached to the manuscript that presented results were subject of oral/poster presentation during the 12th International Symposium on Systems with Fast Ionic Transport and following footnote on the first page: "This work was presented during the 12th International Symposium on Systems with Fast Ionic Transport, Kaunas, Lithuania 03-07.07.2016". Authors should choose article type "ISSFIT12" and the editor J. Kilner in the submission system.

Deadline for manuscript submission: July 30, 2016.


Guideline for Abstract Submission


Deadline for Abstract Submission: March 10, 2016 April 4, 2016

Abstract should be prepared using the template provided and according to the following rules:

  1. Abstract must be no longer than one page including tables or figures, if necessary.
  2. References, if necessary, should be numbered in square brackets ([1], [10],..) and listed at the end of the abstract.
  3. The given format should not be modified:
  • - Font: Times New Roman;
  • - Title: 18 point, bold, centered;
  • - Authors: 12 point, bold, centered with underlined presenting author;
  • - Affiliations: 10 point, centered;
  • - Corresponding author’s address and e-mail: 10 point, centered;
  • - Text: 12 point, justified.
  1. Abstract must be submitted as Portable Document Format (PDF) file. Rename the file as follows: ISSFIT-12_Corresponding_author’s_name_surname.pdf

 Abstract Template


Instructions for oral and poster presentations


Oral Presentation Guidelines

The times allocated for oral presentations are as follows:

  • Plenary lecture(s), 45 minutes total
  • Invited talk(s), 25 minutes total
  • Contributed oral presentation is 20 minutes in total

Please allow up to 5 min for discussions. Please test your presentation material prior to the allocated session. Some of the lecture presentations will be given in large lecture halls. We recommend that you prepare your slides according to the following guidelines to ensure that the entire audience will be able to see your presentation:  a minimum font (type) size of 24 points should be used, it is more important that lecture presentation be easily readable by the audience.


Poster Presentation Guideline

Posters are expected to adhere to the same high standards as oral presentations. A poster session is a graphic presentation of an author's research. Authors illustrate their study findings by displaying graphs, photos, diagrams, and a small amount of text on poster boards. A good format to follow is: Title and author(s); a brief introduction; experimental detail, if novel; results and conclusion. The poster sessions will provide an excellent venue for discussions and exchange of scientific information.

A poster board will be provided in the poster presentation area. The board's segments will measure approximately 1.0 m high x 0.7 m wide, and will be set up vertically. On your designated board you will find all the materials needed for mounting your poster. Poster numbers will be in the upper corner of each poster board, and this number corresponds with the number assigned to each poster in the Symposium program.

Presenters are encouraged to mount their poster in the morning and remove them at the end of the day. Authors must remain with their posters for the duration of their scheduled session as indicated in the Symposium  program. All posters must remain up until the session ends and then must be removed within one hour.


Importants dates


  • Online registration: March 10, 2016 April 4, 2016
  • Deadline for Abstract Submission: March 10, 2016 April 4, 2016
  • Notification of Abstract Acceptance: April 02, 2016 April 8, 2016
  • Deadline for early bird payment: May 1, 2016
  • Deadline for Solid State Ionics manuscript submission: July 30, 2016
  • Conference date: July 03 - 07, 2016

Conference fees

Please note that unpaid pre-registration will not be considered as a valid registration unless fully paid and confirmed. Therefore a pre-registration summary cannot be taken as a valid registration confirmation. Please make sure to pay your registration fee within the time frame for early or late registration. Please do not send any payments (bank transfers) without your Registration number included in the payment details. Such payments cannot be identified.
If your payment is not received before the deadline, you will be automatically charged the later fee.

Conference fee includes: attendance to all Conference sessions, publishing of the paper, Conference material, Welcome party, coffee breaks, invitation to the Gala dinner, and Excursion.

We are happy to receive accompanying persons with the delegates to Kaunas. The registration fee for accompanying persons includes Welcome Party, Gala Dinner, and the Excursion. Accompanying person fee does not include admissions to scientific sessions and Conference materials.


Paid until May 1, 2016

Paid after May 1, 2016

Regular participant

425 EUR
480 EUR

PhD / MSc student

300 EUR
350 EUR

Accompanying person

200 EUR
200 EUR



Bank transfer payment details:

Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Beneficiary's Bank:
AB SEB Bankas
Bank address:
Gedimino pr.12, LT-01103 Vilnius,
Beneficiary's account:
LT38 7044 0600 0310 4481
Name and Address of Beneficiary:
Kaunas University of Technology (Kauno technologijos universitetas)
K.Donelaicio str. 73, LT-44029 Kaunas,
Details of payment:
KO 060 (Registration Number, Participant's name)


All participants are kindly recommended to register by completing and submitting the Online Registration Form with the appropriate fees.

Upon submitting the Registration Form, each participant will receive Registration number by e-mail to be included in the payment details. Please do not send any payments (bank transfers) without your Registration number included in the payment details. Such payments cannot be identified.


Practical information

About Kaunas

Kaunas is the second-largest city in Lithuania with about 350 thousand people and has historically been a leading centre of Lithuanian economic, academic, and cultural life. Kaunas, the most student-centered city in Lithuania, located in the central part of the country it is surrounded by the two largest rivers of Lithuania, the Nemunas and the Neris. Kaunas is located 100 kilometres from the capital Vilnius and 212 kilometres from the Country's major seaport Klaipeda.

Kaunas is the provisional capital of Lithuania, famous for its colourful history, cosy parks, remarkable and wonderful Old Town and interwar spirit.

Kaunas Old Town

The remarkable Old Town which is a collection of ancient architectural monuments: the remnants of the 14th century with remains of Kaunas castle, the buildings of the Middle Ages in the Gothic and the Art Déco styles. The Kaunas Fortress is a valuable military heritage composed of a number of constructions that used to be a military complex. There are nine Forts around the city and the Ninth Fort serves a museum. The macabre collection of nearly 3,000 devils at the Devils' Museum and the exhibitions showing the unique artistic styles of composer and painter M. K. Ciurlionis, as well as J. Maciunas initiator of the avant-garde Fluxus art movement. There are a lot of surviving Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque buildings, especially in the western part of the Old Town. Many notable buildings and facilities are located in the Old Town, such as the Kaunas Town Hall, the Kaunas Castle and the Historical Presidential Palace, House of Perkūnas, also the Kaunas Cathedral, the Church of St. Gertrude, Vytautas' church and many other churches.

Vilnius Street is the most beautiful street of the Old Town, meant for pedestrians. Some buildings have survived from the 16th century; some of which have been reconstructed. Even the unique telephone booths are a clear indication that you are walking along the street, which connects the old and the new parts of the city. 

Laisvės Alėja (Liberty Avenue)

Laisvės alėja - Kaunas' most famous walking street is fully pedestrianized and runs from the Old Town for a distance of almost 2 km to the Church of St. Michael the Archangel. Two lines of Linden trees, seating and flower beds run the length of the avenue. There is a good assortment of shops, banks, restaurants, casinos, nightclubs, museums, tourist information office, places to stay and a central post office. It would be possible to spend your entire stay on Laisvės alėja and not get bored. It is a great place to spend time. In the late morning and afternoon various stalls selling foods, souvenirs hats etc. appear and are worth a look.

Cultural Centre

Kaunas is a great cultural centre. Kaunas has 7 professional and 10 amateur theatres, 20 folklore ensembles and various other arts and sports groups. The main State Theatres in Kaunas are the Musical Theatre, the Drama Theatre, and the Puppet Theatre. The city also home to the modern dance theatre Aura, Kaunas pantomime Theatre, the Little Theatre, the Chamber Theatre, Kaunas State Choir, and Kaunas Symphony Orchestra. 

All year round there is an opportunity to attend small and large festivals, celebrations or cultural events like Kaunas Jazz; the Pažaislis Music Festival; Operetta in the Kaunas Castle; Hanza Kaunas, Bike Show Millennium and the Kaunas City Days.

Taste it!

The centrepiece of Lithuanian cuisine is dark rye bread. It is shown a great respect and even called "holy" and Lithuanians link many beliefs and magic with it. The great opportunity to taste it is to have soup in a bread bowl. Lithuanian drinks have very old traditions, to get to know them the "Stumbras" museum offers a guided tour of the history and tasting of strong drinks. Among the multitude of things that make any Lithuanian swell with pride (rich history, amber, beautiful nature, basketball, etc.), there is one that has a special place in his heart. This source of pride is the Lithuanian Beer.


History of the city

Kaunas was first mentioned in 1361. The city overlived many ups and downs during its history, but it always was a strong resistance post against Lithuanian enemies. Kaunas was a medieval trading centre and its stone castle served as an important stronghold against the forces of the Crusaders. In 1408 under the Grand Duke of Lithuania Vytautas the Great the city was awarded the Magdeburg rights acquiring the status of municipal autonomy. The real prosperity of the city started after a historical triumph in Žalgiris battle in 1410. Then the largest number of nowadays historic architectural heritage buildings were erected that are a manifest example of gothic, renaissance and baroque styles.
However, the development of the city was slowed in 1795 after the  division of Commonwealth of Two Nations - Lithuania and Poland in favor of Austria, Russia and Prussia. Kaunas as the largest part of Lithuania felt to Russia and was under subordination of Russia for a century, but beautiful architectural monuments were still built until the First World War, when Kaunas got in state of war. That leaded to exiles, plundering and destroying the Kaunas city. Between the World Wars of the 20th century Kaunas was the provisional capital of a short-lived Republic of Lithuania. This interwar period was marked by prosperity and is considered the Gold Age of the city. While being the Capital Kaunas achieved some significant ambitions like some public houses establishment, setting the Kaunas University (nowadays it is called Vytautas the Great university of Kaunas ), establishing the Academy of Veterinary. What is more, the historical flight of S. Darius and S. Girėnas in 1933 must have ended in Kaunas, however their plane crashed 650km from the final destination. According to experts, the reason of this tragedy was the terrible weather conditions. Darius and Girėnas were embalmed in Kaunas cemetery. In 1939 Lithuania was forced to sign a mutual assistance treaty with the Soviet Union on the basis of the Molotov-Ribentrop pact and that lead to Soviet occupation although the Capital of Lithuania was returned to Vilnius as Lithuania got it back. During the Second World War Germans were thought to bring Lithuania its independence, however it revealed not to be truth, as a consequence the Soviet Army came back. The battles between Soviets and Nazis destroyed everything that was left in Kaunas and finally Lithuania was annexed by the Soviets for 60 years. During the Soviet occupation followed after the World War II Kaunas became the symbol of Lithuania’s statehood. The revival works started only in 1988 when significant movements towards freedom started. Despite facing many ruins in the past, Kaunas stands and delights its inhabitants and visitors now full of pride and vitality.


Places to visit

Kaunas is thought to be one of the best places in Lithuania for those who want to feel the real Lithuanian spirit.

Visitors are able to take a walk in a spectacular Kaunas Old Town where gothic Kaunas Castle of 14th century is attracting visitors in its architecture and amazing history as it was one of the main defensive posts in resisting Crusaders attacks. The Kaunas Castle was the first stone castle in Lithuania.Kaunas Castle played a significant role in the defence system of the city, suppressing the attacks of the Crusaders and their further movement into Lithuania, including the capital Vilnius. In 1362, after a long siege, the Crusaders destroyed the castle; however, it was later rebuilt and fortified. Kaunas Castle lost its strategic significance after the Battle of Žalgiris (Grunwald).

Kaunas Castle's place in the map.

In addition to this, visitors are able to see the spectacular Town Hall of 16th century which is often called the White Swan. Kaunas Town Hall combines elements of Gothic, Baroque and early Classicism styles. In the Middle Ages, the Town Hall was the centre of the city: its square served as the marketplace and the location of various festivities and executions of criminals.The so called White Swan after the last reconstruction in 1970 became a wedding palace that also holds the Ceramics Museum.

Town Hall's place in the map.

Kaunas is famous for its unique Arch-Cathedral Basilica  which is the only church in Gothic style in Lithuania. Reconstructed a number of times, the church has acquired architectural features of the Renaissance and Baroque. The Cathedral has 9 altars and crystal-type arches in the sacristy. Some Lithuanian illuminators like Simonas Daukantas and Vincentas Sladkevičius are buried there.

Basilica's place in the map.

The famous Pažaislis Ansemble  of the Church  of Holy Virgin Mary and Camaldolli Abbey is thought to be one of the greatest Lithuanian buildings of baroque style built by monks in 17th century. Ensemble of Pažaislis Church and Monastery, also called Baroque pearl, is one of the most wonderful masterpieces of late Baroque architecture in North Eastern Europe. About 140 frescoes of various sizes survived in the buildings of the monastery ensemble. You can see a famous painting the Mother of Fair Love in the monastery, which was presented to Kristupas Zigmantas Pacas, the founder of Pažaislis Church, by Pope Alexander VII in 1661. There is a museum in Pažaislis Monastery and next to it, a unique Hospitality complex “Monte Pacis” where one may taste historical dishes of nuns with modern interpretations. Pažaislis is also famous for the musical festivals that are held there annually.

Pažaislis' place in the map.

Despite all the architectural heritage worth visiting Kaunas holds number of interesting museums too. One of the most original museums is the Devils museum which is the only one of its kind in all over the World and holds more than 3000 exhibits.

Devils museum's place in the map.

Established in 1921, the M. K. Čiurlionis National Museum of Art has turned into one of the oldest and largest art museums in Lithuania. It is the best place in Lithuania to become acquainted with the development of Lithuanian and international art history and culture, from ancient times to the present day.The primary mission of the museum today is to encourage the understanding of the cultural and artistic processes by collecting, protection, studying and introducing the M. K. Čiurlionis collection, together with Lithuanian and worldwide cultural heritage.

M. K. Čiurlionis National Museum's of Art place in the map.

Kaunas also holds a significant museum of military heritage called the Kaunas Forttress which is the symbol of Lithuanian suffering during the wars and occupations. The most famous is the 9th Fort where more than 50000 people were killed by Nazis. The 9th Fort is a significant monument to the victims of military repressions.

9th Fort's place in the map.

The hearth of Lithuanian culture, tradition and history is just waiting to be discovered!


        The information and photos were taken from Kaunas tourism information center, where you can find all the information on sightseeing in Kaunas. 


Useful links and information

Lithuanian currency EUR - euro. Advisable to change some money at the airport upon arrival.

Kaunas tourism information center -

Arrival guide to Kaunas -

Kaunas Official Website -

Kaunas Public Transport, Route Planner -

Kaunas in Your Pocket -

Audio guides of Kaunas, that will guide you through the city by voice, just like a real tour guide -


Social programme

Social program will be available soon.



Special bus will run between the conference venue and these hotels:


BUS SCHEDULE between several hotels and Conference Venue

3*** Magnus hotel, Vytauto av. 25, LT-44352 Kaunas,

3*** IBIS Kaunas Centre hotel, Vytauto av. 28, LT-44328 Kaunas,

Discounted price of 40 Euro / night for a single room is available! Contact directly the hotel and indicate "KTU - ISSFIT12 conference"
4**** Europa Royale Kaunas, Miško str. 11, LT-44321 Kaunas

4**** Kaunas hotel, Laisvės av. 79, LT-44297 Kaunas,

4**** Park Inn by Radisson Kaunas, K. Donelaičio str. 27, LT-44240 Kaunas,

Hotels situated in the walking distance of the routing of the special bus:

2** Kaunas City hotel, Laisvės av. 90, LT-44251 Kaunas,

4**** Daniela, Mickevičiaus str. 28, LT-44311 Kaunas,

4**** BEST WESTERN Santakos Hotel, J. Gruodžio str. 21,  LT–44293 Kaunas,



For citizens of countries that need Visa for coming to Lithuania here is some useful information.

Conference Program can be downloaded here.
Poster Session Program can be downloaded here

BUS SCHEDULE between several hotels and Conference Venue


Draft schedule of the conference:

July 3
July 4
July 5
July 6
July 7
Oral Session
Oral Session
Conference closing
Oral Session
Oral Session
Oral Session
Oral Session
Oral Session
Poster Session
Poster Session
Welcome Party
Gala Dinner

How to reach the venue?

Conference will be held at SANTAKA Integrated Science, Studies and Business Centre (Valley).
Conference venue is K. Baršausko str. 59, Kaunas, Lithuania. Special bus will run between the conference venue and several hotels (see Accommodation).

By plane

Kaunas can be easily accessible by plane from two airports: Vilnius International Airport and Kaunas Airport. Vilnius International Airport, the main international airport in Lithuania, has scheduled connections to 43 cities by 23 airlines. Train and bus connections from Vilnius International Airport to Kaunas take around 1 h 45 minutes. Taxi from Vilnius Airport to Kaunas will take about 1 h 20 minutes, and will cost around 80 Eur.
Useful links: Vilnius Airport destinations;  Train schedule from Vilnius Airport;  Bus schedule from Vilnius Airport

Kaunas Airport, located about 12 km north from the centre of Kaunas, has scheduled connections to 19 destinations in summer season. Bus connections from Kaunas Airport take around 45 minutes to Kaunas city centre. Taxi from Kaunas Airport to Kaunas city centre will take about 20 minutes, and will cost around 18 Eur.
Useful links: Kaunas Airport destinationsBus schedule from Kaunas Airport

By car

Kaunas can be easily reached by car. Parking in Kaunas city center, including Old Town area, is paid.
Useful links: Route planner

Public transport in Kaunas

You can buy a single ride ticket from drivers on a bus/trolley or to buy an e-ticket valid for 3 or 7 days in the newspaper stand, most often next to the bus stops. The e-ticket gives access for unlimited use of a bus/trolley for the purchased days.
Useful links: Kaunas public transport




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